Brits everywhere are settling in for a simple summer at home in place of their usual overseas getaway, so now couldn’t be a better time to switch up your abode ready for a great staycation.
And the best news is that you don’t need a hefty budget to create that luxury holiday feel. Here we share the top 5 ways to transform and embrace holidaying at home.
Thinking Friday night al fresco dining? Forget the burgers and bangers and upgrade your barbecue with delicious flavours from around the world. From halloumi kebabs to cajun spiced sweet potato patties, remember it’s all about mirroring that first class service you’d get abroad so aim to serve everything alongside your fanciest tableware and glasses.
The fear of missing out on the all inclusive aspect of your vacation is real. So make sure to keep a fully-stocked and flowing bar cart, ready for you to sip on your favourite quarantinis. The party can be taken outside after filling a cool box full of ice and placing you and your locktail under the afternoon sun.
Me, Me, Me Time
IF you can’t reserve some quality ‘me’ time during your staycation to pamper and polish then when can you? Let the bath run while you grab one of your fridge-cooled face masks, remembering to add those extra bubbles, both in the tub and by the glass.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Two words – digital detox. Put down the phone, close the laptop and turn off the TV and immerse yourself in some mindful meditation. Nominate a corner in your home and set down a yoga mat, a pile of cushions, some ambient lighting and really allow yourself to go from arghhhh to ommm.
A summer staycation wouldn’t be complete without a hit list of holiday classics, so start by creating a playlist full of your beloved and undiscovered summer songs and make sure Alexa knows exactly which tone to set for the duration of your holiday.
Looking for even more staycation inspiration? Download the Staycation Bingo card and try to tick as many boxes as you can during your holiday at home.